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1996 Island Packet 45'


$ 189,000

PLEIADES is a Island Packet 45' IP-45 listed for sale with United Yacht Broker John Peterson. John can be reached at 1-910-546-5760 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Sloop and similar boats. With over 165 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

A beautiful and well maintained IP-45 located in Oriental, NC.


Pleiades is an IP 45 that is loaded with cruising equipment including water maker, Panda generator, and update electronics. The exterior teak was re-done in 2018 with 10 coats of varnish. Outfitted and ready to take her new owner’s anywhere in style and comfort. The owner’s change of plans dictates the sale.

As one of the largest of the Island Packet range, the 45 offers exceptional safety and seakeeping, unmatched comfort and livability, superb craftsmanship and materials, and sparkling performance. The exclusive Full Foil Keel unifies the performance of modern hull and foil designs with the superior seakeeping, comfort and safety of a traditional long keel. This design adds numerous benefits for the cruising sailor including superior protection from damage or fouling for both rudder and prop, immensely strong integral hull and keel construction, and moderate draft with exceptional stability. On deck, the well-planned layout provides the safety and security needed in offshore conditions. It features long, contoured seats, a fresh water shower, an insulated beverage locker for quick access to snacks and drinks, locking seat hatches with access to a deep storage locker to starboard and a storage tray to port, recessed winch handle pockets and two covered line bins for storage of sail control lines. Full-length teak handrails, double lifelines and recessed fore and side decks with raised bulwarks provide secure footing when underway. A premium, console-mounted rack and pinion steering system is employed for its smooth, sensitive and responsive control and rugged reliability. The cutter rig has furling systems on both the genoa and self-tending staysail. Three manageable sails allow a small crew to set a variety of well-balanced combinations for comfort, safety and performance over a wide range of wind and sea conditions. The generous sail plan, coupled with the easily driven, long waterline hull form, assures excellent light-air performance. All necessary control lines are lead aft to allow routine sail-handling from the comfort and security of the cockpit. The 45's innovative, practical and well-appointed accommodations are focused on both the requirements of extended cruising and a comfortable lifestyle when living aboard. The navigation station features a wide navigation table with hinged top and a stowage tray below, access the electrical panels and electronics. The molded, slip-resistant sole is provided in the high traffic areas for improved footing and easy maintenance, while the salon and staterooms have varnished teak and holly soles. The entire interior conveys a sense of comfort and style in a harmonious blend of designer fabrics, textures and surfaces. Carefully selected teak, chosen for both grain pattern and color, is meticulously hand-crafted and varnished for a furniture quality fit and finish. The engine is easily accessible. Extensive sound reduction measures include lead-lined foam insulation and gasket doors. Island Packet's exclusive PolyClad hull gel system was developed to avoid osmotic blisters while the deck uses gels specially formulated for long term resistance to crazing and cracking. Gel coats are applied with high volume-low pressure (HVLP) application equipment using statistical process controls to provide an exceptional finish as well as minimize manufacturing emissions. The hull of the 45 is built of solid tri-axial laminate, providing the highest level of impact and puncture resistance and over twice the tensile strength of conventional woven roving laminates. The deck is cored with Poly-Core, an extremely tough inorganic matrix of glass microspheres and resin that is impervious to rot and delamination. All Island Packet 45 structural laminates and internal reinforcements are designed to meet or exceed ABS standards. Well-built and a stout vessel PLEIADES will please even the most discriminating Island Packet buyer.


  • Price USD:$ 189,000
  • Builder:

    Island Packet

  • Model:


  • Location:

    New Bern, North Carolina, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 45 ft in
  • Display Length: 45 ft
  • Beam: 13' 4"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 240 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 140 gals
  • Engine Details: Yanmar 4JH2TBE
  • Engine 1: 1996 3000.00 HRS 62.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

The interior of the IP-45 features molded non-skid and teak and holly soles, beautiful teak cabinetry with louvered and solid doors, matching fabrics and upholstery and an array of 12 volt lighting.

As you gain access onboard by way of either the port or starboard boarding gate you access the wide side decks. Maneuverability fore and aft is easy and safe. Once onboard you will notice the sheer beauty of the IP-45. Aft is the cockpit area which is large with port and starboard settees and an elevated helm seat with removable back. Access to the swim platform is through an aft boarding gate. The swim platform has a folding swim ladder and allows easy access off and on the boat while on the hook or backed into a slip. All lines lead into the cockpit and the cockpit s protected with a beige Sunbrella bimini and dodger. The companionway is centered and offers teak hatch boards with the center board offering an etched IP insignia etched into a glass panel. As you step into the IP-45 you will begin realize the large layout and beauty of the matching teak, upholstery and trim. Behind the companionway steps is access into the engine compartment with additional port and starboard access panels. Standing at the foot of the steps and to starboard is the large U-Shaped galley. With double stainless steel sinks, gimbaled stainless steel stove, in-counter refrigeration and ample storage cabinets and drawers, the galley area will please even the most discriminating onboard chef.  Just forward of the galley is the navigation station with a hinged top desk, AC and DC electrical panels, and panels for various onboard equipment and electronics. Outboard is a wet locker which drains into the bilge.  Back on the companionway steps and to port is the guest stateroom with a large double berth with full length teak shelf outboard, storage under the berth, a small settee, large cedar-lined hanging locker, and three opening ports and an overhead hatch.  Both the entry door from the main cabin and the entry door into the guest head are beautiful bi-fold teak doors.  Forward of the guest cabin and to port is the guest head which doubles as the day head.  Access from the main cabin is through a teak sliding door.  The head is large with a shower stall with curtain on overhead track, teak seat, large wrap around vanity with stainless steel sink, ample cabinet and vanity storage and an electric toilet.  Back into the main cabin and forward is the salon.  With teak and holly flooring with carpet protection, and beautiful matching fabrics, the salon in inviting and warming.  Port is a long settee with storage under and behind the cushions and outboard storage cabinets and bookcase.  Starboard is an L-shaped settee which opens into a double berth.  The is storage behind and under the cushions and outboard storage cabinets and bookcase.  The dinette table drops down from the forward bulkhead and offers bottle storage and shelfs behind the table.  The table has a large folding leaf that allows seating for eight.  Further forward is the master cabin with a starboard offset berth.  Outboard is a full length teak shelf and a cabinet on the aft bulkhead above the berth.  Along the port side is a large storage bureau with cabinets, drawers and a cedar-lined hanging locker.  The keel stepped mast is padded with matching upholstery.  All the way forward is the master head with a wraparound vanity, stainless steel sink, vanity with top that lifts for makeup or jewelry storage and an electric toilet.  Access into the anchor locker is forward with small medicine cabinet storage cabinets on each side.

Located aft and along the starboard side the L-shaped galley is large and offers excellent food preparation and storage spaces that will please the most discriminating chef.

  • Wrap around counter top design with Formica counter tops with teak fiddle edges
  • Double stainless steel sinks with faucet and pull out sprayer
  • Sea Gull water filtration system with direct flow water faucet
  • Princess stainless steel, gimbaled (3) burner propane stove and oven with stove top cover
  • Stainless steel guard rail with harness hooks
  • GE 800-watt microwave oven in microwave alcove
  • Adler-Barbour sub-zero freezerAdler-Barbour cold plate refrigeration with added insulation and electric pump out
  • Ample storage cabinets and drawers with pots and pan storage under stove
  • Deluxe teak dish and cup rack aft and cutlery drawers
  • Teak soap holder and paper towels rack
  • Custom cutting board slides into aft counter for additional counter space of food preparation
  • Pull down trash can cabinet inboard
  • Electric windlass with foot and helm controls
  • Ronca 33 kg primary anchor with 250 feet of all 3/8 chain rode
  • Delta secondary anchor with 150 feet of 3/8 chain and 125 feet of ¾” nylon rope rode
  • Raw water anchor wash down
  • Stainless steel bow and stern rails with added stainless steel supports
  • Stainless steel stanchions with double life lines
  • Port and starboard boarding gates
  • Stern boarding gate
  • Swim platform with folding stainless steel and teak ladder
  • Life Sling mounted on starboard stern rail
  • Kato stainless steel dingy davits
  • Outboard motor storage bracket mounted in port stern rail
  • Stainless steel radar arch over cockpit
  • Sunbrella beige bimini and dodger with matching covers for eisenglass protection
  • Folding teak cockpit table in cockpit
  • Large storage lazarettes and self-draining beverage locker
  • Large propane locker along starboard side deck with solenoid
  • Teak toe rail
  • Teak hand holds along cabin top
  • stainless steel chafing guards
  • (16) stainless steel opening ports with screens
  • (7) deck hatches, forward head and stateroom, salon, aft stateroom and head galley and navigation station
  • (4) deck dorades with screens
  • (4) 12” stainless steel mooring cleats with stainless steel chafing guards
  • (2) 12” stainless steel spring line cleats with
  • Removable hatch boards with etched glass centered board
  • Companionway teak floor grate for drainage
  • Welded aluminum holding, water and fuel tanks
  • Emergency manual bilge pump
  • Emergency tiller steering
  • Port and starboard stainless steel mast cage guard around mast for safety
  • Full length rub rail with stainless steel insert
  • Stainless steel deck hardware
  • Cockpit shower  
  • New holding tank in 2016


  • Standard Horizon Matrix AIS+ VHF radio with DSC
  • Garmin GPS Map 5208 color chart plotter
  • Garmin AIS 600 transceiver with independent antenna on radar arch
  • Tank Watch indicator for holding tank
  • Tank level indicators for water and fuel tanks
  • Fisher-Panda generator control


  • Ritchie Powerdamp compass
  • Vetus bow thruster with pad control at helm
  • Electronics are mounted in NAVPODs for element protection
  • Garmin GPS Map 4210 color chart plotter and radar display
  • Garmin 18HD High Definition radar dome mounted on mast with 36-mile rangeGarmin GMI depth indicator
  • Garmin GMI wind indicator
  • Garmin GMI autopilot
  • Standard Horizon RAM microphone
  • Anchor windlass controls
  • Keel stepped double spreader Aluminum mast
  • Aluminum boom with Forespar Leisure Furl roller furling
  • Aluminum spars
  • Stainless steel rigging with swage terminal ends
  • Main sail with double reef
  • Leisure Furl in- boom main sail roller furling
  • 130 % genoa on Harken furling roller
  • 130 % staysail on Harken furling roller
  • 90   % self-tacking staysail on Harken furling roller
  • (2) Lewmar Winch #16 located aft cockpit
  • (2) Lewmar Winch #24 located mid cockpit
  • Lewmar Winch #16 and #44 located port cabin top in cockpit
  • Lewmar Electric Winch #44 located starboard cabin top in cockpit
  • Lewmar Winch #50 on main mast
  • Color coded running rigging lead into cockpit
  • Port and Starboard coaming line storage bins
  • Boom vang
  • Mainsheet traveler with 4:1 control system
  • Twin backstays for easy boarding and unobstructed helm view
  • Adjustable topping lift
  • Masthead Lopolight 360 degree LED white and tricolor lighting
  • Spreader deck Lumitec Caprera LED lighting
  • Masthead LED lighting
  • 12 volt (DC) and 120 volt (AC) power with power distribution panel and circuit breakers
  • Battery switch and extra 12-volt panel forward of NAVSTA under starboard settee
  • AC and DC volt and amp meters at panel
  • UL approved marine color coded wiring with heat sealed connectors
  • (2) 30-amp shore power cords with 50-amp splitter and adapters
  • Single large solar panel mounted on radar arch with controller
  • Marinco stainless steel cable TV connection
  • TV antenna mounted on mast
  • Fisher-Panda generator with sound shield and 140 hours
  • GFI protected receptacles throughout the vessel
  • Marine air conditioning and reverse cycle heating, 32,000 BTU with dual electronic controls
  • Magnum Energy inverter/charger control at navigation station
  • Magnum Energy 2000-watt inverter/charger
  • Spectra MPC-3000 water maker in starboard lazarette with control at navigation station
  • Fusion MS-AV700 AM/FM/CD player with Sirius Sat radio Bose remote speakers
  • Vetus bow thruster with helm control
  • Electrical binding system for all rigging and underwater metals
  • Raritan standard home size electric toilets in master and guest heads using fresh water
  • 12-volt interior and cockpit lighting
  • 11-gallon hot water heater with heat exchanger
  • (2) Group 8-D AGM batteries for engine
  • (3) Group 31 AGM batteries house
  • (1) Group 31 AGM battery for bow thruster

The engine compartment has excellent access with main access under the companionway steps and additional port access in the guest cabin and starboard access in the galley.

  • Yanmar 62 hp turbo diesel engine, fresh water cooled, with 3000 hours
  • Direct drive transmission with stainless steel shaft and dripless shaft log
  • Rubber isolation mounts on reinforced fiberglass bed with integral oil drip pan
  • Cockpit engine panel with RPM, oil pressure, water temp and volt fuel gauges
  • Yanmar engine monitoring and warning system with removable acrylic cover
  • Single lever engine and transmission control
  • (2) fuel pumps (mechanical and electrical)
  • (2) fuel filters, primary Racor filter with water separator and secondary engine mounted filter
  • Jacketed fuel lines with swedged ends
  • Balmar 30-amp dual output alternator on engine with 3 stage regulator
  • Premium lead lined foam insulation to greatly reduce noise
  • Extensive sound proofing in engine compartment with gasket access cover and doors
  • Water intake for engine protected by bronze strainer
  • Stainless steel leather wrapped destroyer steering wheel with brake
  • Edson rack and pinion steering
  • Edson pedestal with guards and Nav Pod boxes for electronics
  • Folding teak cockpit table

A well cared for IP-45 that shows pride of ownership. Recent updates and care show. Seller’s change of plans dictates the sale of PLEIADES and is a must-see for anyone looking for an Island Packet 45 or other blue water capable sailboat. Well outfitted and ready to continue adventures. Continuously updated and cared for by local yacht maintenance company.

* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters.  The broker cannot guarantee the true hours.  It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel.  A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated.  This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.


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